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      07-01-2019, 05:48 PM   #1
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I'd firstly like to do a big shout out to OEM Navigations for helping me out, coding my ID6 iDrive to full screen CarPlay.

Thomas from OEM Navigations was incredibly helpful answering all questions on WhatsApp and I received my activation code the moment payment was confirmed using PayPal in GBP.

Installing the update was a cinch but there are some basic requirements:
  • Windows laptop with a good Wifi internet connection
  • ENET cable

Get everything booted up, make sure the laptop is charged, and connect up the cables.

Start the app provided by OEM Navigation, enter the activation code, and follow the instructions.
  • Tap "Find vehicle"
  • When your VIN is displayed, tap "Identify" and this will connect online and verify your NBT
  • When that's complete, hit "Start" and wait 10 minutes....

Be patient, and DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING on your laptop! Until you see the message "Process complete: Success", the coding is not complete.

So what are the results?

Before:
[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/2eebf2r.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/2jg437m.png[/IMG]

After:
[IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/2mzy1c4.png[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/2irq64p.png[/IMG]

And the verdict? A little early to tell as I've not even taken a drive yet, but iOS 13 is most definitely designed for fullscreen CarPlay. Without it, the display is cramped and cluttered.

I hope this helps anyone looking for a fast, safe and efficient solution to full screen CarPlay.

Finally, a big thank you to Thomas for answering all my questions. Highly recommended!

To find them, Google "oem navigations" as one word.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated in any way with OEM Navigations. I found their service on Google after hunting around for a reliable coding service to provide me with full screen CarPlay.
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I'd firstly like to do a big shout out to OEM Navigations for helping me out, coding my ID6 iDrive to full screen CarPlay.

Thomas from OEM Navigations was incredibly helpful answering all questions on WhatsApp and I received my activation code the moment payment was confirmed using PayPal in GBP.

Installing the update was a cinch but there are some basic requirements:
  • Windows laptop with a good Wifi internet connection
  • ENET cable

Get everything booted up, make sure the laptop is charged, and connect up the cables.

Start the app provided by OEM Navigation, enter the activation code, and follow the instructions.
  • Tap "Find vehicle"
  • When your VIN is displayed, tap "Identify" and this will connect online and verify your NBT
  • When that's complete, hit "Start" and wait 10 minutes....

Be patient, and DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING on your laptop! Until you see the message "Process complete: Success", the coding is not complete.

So what are the results?

Before:
[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/2eebf2r.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/2jg437m.png[/IMG]

After:
[IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/2mzy1c4.png[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/2irq64p.png[/IMG]

And the verdict? A little early to tell as I've not even taken a drive yet, but iOS 13 is most definitely designed for fullscreen CarPlay. Without it, the display is cramped and cluttered.

I hope this helps anyone looking for a fast, safe and efficient solution to full screen CarPlay.

Finally, a big thank you to Thomas for answering all my questions. Highly recommended!

To find them, Google "**************".

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated in any way with OEM Navigations. I found their service on Google after hunting around for a reliable coding service to provide me with full screen CarPlay.
Luckily I already own the ENET cable. I like that it can be reused on the same vehicle and that it doesn't require remote programming. Thanks for posting.
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      07-02-2019, 10:15 PM   #3
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I'd firstly like to do a big shout out to OEM Navigations for helping me out, coding my ID6 iDrive to full screen CarPlay.

Thomas from OEM Navigations was incredibly helpful answering all questions on WhatsApp and I received my activation code the moment payment was confirmed using PayPal in GBP.

Installing the update was a cinch but there are some basic requirements:
  • Windows laptop with a good Wifi internet connection
  • ENET cable

Get everything booted up, make sure the laptop is charged, and connect up the cables.

Start the app provided by OEM Navigation, enter the activation code, and follow the instructions.
  • Tap "Find vehicle"
  • When your VIN is displayed, tap "Identify" and this will connect online and verify your NBT
  • When that's complete, hit "Start" and wait 10 minutes....

Be patient, and DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING on your laptop! Until you see the message "Process complete: Success", the coding is not complete.

So what are the results?

Before:
[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/2eebf2r.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/2jg437m.png[/IMG]

After:
[IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/2mzy1c4.png[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/2irq64p.png[/IMG]

And the verdict? A little early to tell as I've not even taken a drive yet, but iOS 13 is most definitely designed for fullscreen CarPlay. Without it, the display is cramped and cluttered.

I hope this helps anyone looking for a fast, safe and efficient solution to full screen CarPlay.

Finally, a big thank you to Thomas for answering all my questions. Highly recommended!

To find them, Google "oem navigations" as one word.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated in any way with OEM Navigations. I found their service on Google after hunting around for a reliable coding service to provide me with full screen CarPlay.

Can you post a picture of how Google Maps looks full screen?
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I'd firstly like to do a big shout out to OEM Navigations for helping me out, coding my ID6 iDrive to full screen CarPlay.

Thomas from OEM Navigations was incredibly helpful answering all questions on WhatsApp and I received my activation code the moment payment was confirmed using PayPal in GBP.

Installing the update was a cinch but there are some basic requirements:
  • Windows laptop with a good Wifi internet connection
  • ENET cable

Get everything booted up, make sure the laptop is charged, and connect up the cables.

Start the app provided by OEM Navigation, enter the activation code, and follow the instructions.
  • Tap "Find vehicle"
  • When your VIN is displayed, tap "Identify" and this will connect online and verify your NBT
  • When that's complete, hit "Start" and wait 10 minutes....

Be patient, and DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING on your laptop! Until you see the message "Process complete: Success", the coding is not complete.

So what are the results?

Before:
[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/2eebf2r.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/2jg437m.png[/IMG]

After:
[IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/2mzy1c4.png[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/2irq64p.png[/IMG]

And the verdict? A little early to tell as I've not even taken a drive yet, but iOS 13 is most definitely designed for fullscreen CarPlay. Without it, the display is cramped and cluttered.

I hope this helps anyone looking for a fast, safe and efficient solution to full screen CarPlay.

Finally, a big thank you to Thomas for answering all my questions. Highly recommended!

To find them, Google "oem navigations" as one word.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated in any way with OEM Navigations. I found their service on Google after hunting around for a reliable coding service to provide me with full screen CarPlay.

Can you post a picture of how Google Maps looks full screen?
+1 on using OEM Navigations. Super friendly, helpful people. You get your code shortly after ordering and you can do the automated remote coding when it's convenient for you. Everything worked perfectly! Highly recommend!

Here is a copy of the maps in widescreen that you asked for:
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Thanks for the post. I recently used OEM Navigatioms to update my navigation maps. I purchased my 2018 320i while stationed in Germany. It came with EU maps. Once I returned back to the states, I found updating maps to the US region wasn’t as easy as I thought....or as cheap. I got a few quotes stating it would cost around $500-$600. OEM navigations hooked me up for a fraction of the cost. Definitely recommend
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Just wanted to chime in that I also enabled full screen CarPlay this weekend thanks to OEM Navigations. Process worked mostly flawlessly except for some DHCP hiccups with my Ethernet adapter. Would definitely recommend. Takes just about 10 mins. Make sure you are within range of Wifi or internet access throughout and have a stable connection.
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Don't people miss the split screen of the BMW idrive
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A little, but I did this in prep for the layout changes coming in iOS 13. The smaller screen before just doesn't jive well with the new layout.
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Don't people miss the split screen of the BMW idrive
A little, but I did this in prep for the layout changes coming in iOS 13. The smaller screen before just doesn't jive well with the new layout.
Couldn't agree more. Been using full screen since iOS 13 public beta 1 and it's been great.

Google maps is brilliant also in satellite view but I do miss the HUD integration so I still use the BMW navigation which I believe is better anyway.

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If I do this full screen carplay, if I switch to BMW iDrive navigation, does it still work and look full screen? how about the other menu's like the main iDrive page or Car information?

Anyone have pictures of the full screen.

Are there any oddities with it? I pretty much only use carplay, and occasionally use the BMW navigation and periodically check the other car information pages - so would anything else change?
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If I do this full screen carplay, if I switch to BMW iDrive navigation, does it still work and look full screen? how about the other menu's like the main iDrive page or Car information?

Anyone have pictures of the full screen.

Are there any oddities with it? I pretty much only use carplay, and occasionally use the BMW navigation and periodically check the other car information pages - so would anything else change?
It's only full screen for CarPlay. It does not affect any other screen in iDrive. This means you can still use split screen anywhere else but CarPlay.

Regarding pics, what you see with my pic and others above is what you get.
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Awesome, thanks - the pics didn't work for me - but now that I think about it, maybe because I'm on a work network.
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I can't find the website for OEM Navigations - all I could find was a website under construction and it doesn't have full screen carplay as a service. Any ideas where they are?
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I can't find the website for OEM Navigations - all I could find was a website under construction and it doesn't have full screen carplay as a service. Any ideas where they are?
Hmm, it does say that their site is under maintenance. I think if you contact him via WhatsApp you may get more answers. Interestingly enough, I saw a ton of sellers/resellers offering the same Full Screen Carplay activation service for a fraction of the price via eBay. They get a lot of 5 star reviews but I can't personally vouch for any.
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I can't find the website for OEM Navigations - all I could find was a website under construction and it doesn't have full screen carplay as a service. Any ideas where they are?
Hmm, it does say that their site is under maintenance. I think if you contact him via WhatsApp you may get more answers. Interestingly enough, I saw a ton of sellers/resellers offering the same Full Screen Carplay activation service for a fraction of the price via eBay. They get a lot of 5 star reviews but I can't personally vouch for any.
Following some shoddy service in the past, I wouldn't trust any eBay sellers....
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I can't find the website for OEM Navigations - all I could find was a website under construction and it doesn't have full screen carplay as a service. Any ideas where they are?
Hmm, it does say that their site is under maintenance. I think if you contact him via WhatsApp you may get more answers. Interestingly enough, I saw a ton of sellers/resellers offering the same Full Screen Carplay activation service for a fraction of the price via eBay. They get a lot of 5 star reviews but I can't personally vouch for any.
Following some shoddy service in the past, I wouldn't trust any eBay sellers....
Yep that's why I would wait for some company like ************** who knows what they are doing.
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